Admired Women Leaders: A Q&A with GOLO President Jennifer Brooks
The editors from Industry Era Magazine recently profiled GOLO President Jennifer Brooks for their article on Admired Women Leaders. As part of the discussion, Jennifer sat down for a quick Q&A on the importance of leadership in the business world:
Question: Which leadership trait do you think is often overlooked in business?
- The ability to listen closely and absorb what is being said is an area of leadership that I recommend both women and men pay closer attention to in business. We operate in a world where we don’t often take the time to listen and understand the true sentiments of what’s being expressed during a conversation. We want to respond too quickly and not take in what we should be hearing. We may disagree with the person on the other side of a conversation, but there is value in putting effort into listening. To be a great leader, you must first be a great listener.
Question: How long did it take to find success as a woman in a leadership position, and is there any advice you would like to share from your journey?
- Everyone has their own distinctive path to follow, both on a personal and career level. In my case, I have spent over 20 years refining my skills, including studying Culinary Arts and Holistic Nutrition. The best advice I can provide is to find that one thing you're most passionate about and completely immerse yourself in it.
Question: What is one of the biggest trends in your industry, and how are you working to leverage it?
- As a company, instead of chasing trends, we tend to lean more heavily into our core values and mission. This helps ensure that we're being true to ourselves, our brands, and, most importantly, our customers. Fortunately, our philosophy from the very beginning focused on a sustainable, whole-food approach to eating, one of the most important topics currently being discussed in our industry.
Question: What goal are you still working towards achieving?
- As President of GOLO, my primary goal is to continue to help people transition to healthier lifestyles, whether by reaching their weight loss goals, understanding how to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, or learning the basic principles of good nutrition.
More about Jennifer Brooks:
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, Jennifer Brooks holds degrees in Culinary Arts and Mind-Body Transformational Psychology. She is also a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and a Certified Dietary Supplement Professional (CDSP). Jennifer has been featured as an industry subject matter expert and thought leader in several health and wellness articles, including, Consumer Healthcare Technology Report, Authority Magazine and Thrive.com.
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